Mobile Zookeeper/Animal Transporter

Part-time, Seasonal (1-2 weekend days per week, April-December)

Berry, KY

$21-$23/hr

About the company

Honey Hill Farm provides interactive zoo experiences for birthdays, church programs and educational events at libraries, schools and communities centers. While “Farm” is in our name and we do work with traditional livestock animals, we are not a working farm. Our animals are just pets and ambassadors.

We are committed to introducing children and families to animals they may otherwise never get to experience by providing happy, interactive petting zoos and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Job Description

We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic animal lovers to transport our animals (and sometimes other staff) from our farm to events throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

Our drivers come to the farm, pick up our animals (usually equines, goats, sheep, farm birds, rabbits, etc) and safely transport them to a variety of different types of events. After extensive training, they will work alone or with assistants at birthday parties, schools, city or church festivals, nursing homes or libraries. They will supervise guests interacting with the animals, maintain a clean environment, answer questions, lead pony rides, etc.

Schedule

This position is best used as supplementary employment. The event calendar runs from April-December. During that time, drivers are free to accept or decline events that are offered to them on a week by week basis. From farm arrival through transport/event/transport and return to farm, the typical day may be 8-12 hours and usually falls between 7am and 9pm, though there are some earlier start and end times. At this time, we are looking for candidates who would like part-time, weekend work (Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays) and would like to work 1-2 days (about 8-20 hours) per week, through December. Team members are free to alter their availability around other commitments. Many team members return to the crew several years in a row.

Are you a good fit?

The ideal candidate will live within 60 miles of Berry, KY. He or she will LOVE animals and children, have experience working with farm animals like horses, sheep, goats, cows, etc, as well as experience with or willingness to learn to drive large vehicles/towing trailers. He or she will be professional, have excellent communication skills and be able to commit to events several days in advance on a week by week basis. A driver not showing up for an event would have a devastating impact on our excited customers, so reliability is extremely important.

Requirements

We are looking for the best! Our image is extremely important to us. All Honey Hill Farm team-members must be smart, enthusiastic, competent, extremely reliable, and able to pass a background check.

Other requirements include:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • A driving history free of DUI’s, reckless driving charges, more than two speeding tickets or accidents in the last 8 years
  • The ability to work in a variety of temperatures (hot and cold)
  • The ability to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working at least 1-2 weekend days per week at least 3 weeks a month through December, but an understanding that the schedule fluctuates and can’t always be relied on for primary income
  • Previous experience with equines or livestock is highly preferred
  • Previous experience driving large trucks and towing trailers highly preferred
  • Excellent judgement and the ability to adapt to different circumstances quickly

If you think you’re a good fit for this position, please apply here today!

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Honey Hill Farm is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.